SBSI 2017 will take place at the Federal University of Lavras, one of the most important higher education institutions in Brazil, being one of the twelve Brazilian univesities with top scores in the government’s evaluation. It ranks as the third best university in the state of Minas Gerais and the 10th in Brazil, considering 2014 data. Currently, UFLA offers 35 undergraduate degrees and 60 post-graduate coureses, with approximately 14 thousand students.

The Department of Computer Science (DCC) offers degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems and an MSc degree in Computer Science, totalling approximately 600 students. In 2017, along with hosting SBSI, the department will celebrate 20 years of its Computer Science degree and 10 years of its Information Systems degree.

Computer science department
The host city

Lavras, the host city of SBSI, is located at the south of Minas Gerais state, at the margins of the Fernão Dias interstate motorway, between the capital cities of São Paulo and Belo Horizonte. Known as land of the “ipês” (a local tree with astonishingly bright yellow flowers) and of the schools, it has very good life quality indices. Lavras is located close to important historic sites in Minas Gerais, as well as to natural beauties of waterfalls and lakes.